Found March 09, 2013 on
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There are two kinds of safeties: the finesse kind that play coy with receivers and perhaps break on more passes than they should, and the headhunter kind that live for the highlight-reel hit.
South Carolina's D.J. Swearinger doesn't just fall into the latter category, he defines it.
A projected second- or third-round pick, Swearinger was a four-year starter, a defensive captain, and the enforcer in Steve Spurrier's secondary. His 79 tackles were the second most of a team that features Jadevean Clowney. He also had two interceptions, one against Arkansas that he returned 69 yards for a touchdown.
Unfortunately the pick-six was bracketed by three penalties one for a horse-collar tackle, one for hitting a defenseless player above the shoulders, and one for throwing the ball into the stands after the touchdown.
You can't fault the young man's enthusiasm, but NFL teams have a right to be concerned about his propensity to lower the boom on defenseless receiver...
BEST OF MAXIM
Remember that massive hit by South Carolina's Jadeveon Clowney in the 2012 Outback Bowl against Michigan?
Well, the fine folks over at the South Carolina media team decided to make that photo into the front cover of the South Carolina spring media guide:
Man, I can still feel that hit....
(Courtesy of No Guts, No Glory)
The South Carolina Gamecocks Spring Prospectus couldn’t have picked a more perfect picture to put on the cover. For those of you that don’t know, Prospectus is a fancy way of saying Media Guide. The hit vaulted Clowney onto an even bigger stage and has helped Vincent Smith gain fame, even if it’s not the kind that he probably wants.
Kristi Bellock scored 17 points, Karla Gilbert added 11 in a reserve role and No. 19 Texas A&M beat No. 17 South Carolina 61-52 in the Southeastern Conference tournament quarterfinals Friday.
The Aggies (22-9) snapped a three-game losing streak and will play No. 9 Tennessee in the semifinals Saturday.
Ashley Bruner finished with 19 points and Ieasia Walker added 15 for South...
The South Carolina Gamecocks have concluded the 2012-2013 regular season with a record of 14-17 overall (4-14 SEC). Safe to say that postseason dreams are dashed so it is time to think of the future of the Frank Martin squad. As we have said often, the future is bright for USC basketball with Coach Martin calling the shots just have patience. This past season will be the low-point...
South Carolina (14-17, 4-14 SEC) can win the SEC Tourney. There, I said it. I have hope but I also know they have a long climb to that mountain top as they have earned the No. 12 seed. This means they must win five games....tough-sledding.
The Gamecocks begin the journey against No. 13 seed Mississippi State (9-21, 4-14 SEC) in the opening round of the 2013 SEC Tournament,...